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Used Up Then Given Back To Shelter 3x, Girl Vows To Change Her Story

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on August 21, 2023

Trixie bounced from house to house, family to family, then given back to the same shelter for one reason or another– including being too old to breed puppies for the family that used her up. She lived in a total of three homes before meeting Nicole.


Nicole knew instantly that she wanted to give 8-year-old Trixie the best golden years possible. Trixie went home with her that day! From then on, Trixie was treasured. Nicole even carried the rather large dog up and down the stairs because climbing the stairs triggered her arthritis. Nicole’s patience and devotion didn’t stop there.


Trixie still suffered from anxiety and had accidents in the house. Nicole understood and never reprimanded her. Trixie was such a loving dog despite all she went through. It baffles Nicole– how could anyone give up on such an amazing dog? On any dog, really?


The pup had the opportunity to live her final years surrounded by everything she always deserved. Senior shelter dogs, like Trixie, are (too) often overlooked. The statistics are staggering! Please share this story to remind others that senior pets have waited their whole lives just for us!

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